Lee Majors is an American actor. He portrayed the characters of Heath Barkley in the American television Western series The Big Valley, Colonel Steve Austin in the American television science fiction action series The Six Million Dollar Man, and Colt Seavers in American television action series The Fall Guy. In 1970, he appeared in William Wyler’s final movie The Liberation of L.B. Jones, and joined the cast of The Virginian for its final season when the show was restructured as “The Men From Shiloh” featuring four alternating leads. Majors was called a “blond Elvis Presley” because of his resemblance to Elvis during this period of his career.

Birth Name

Harvey Lee Yeary


Lee Majors





Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Lee Majors was born on the 23rd of April 1939, in Wyandotte, Michigan, United States.


He’s currently 87 years old.

Sun Sign







In 1957, Majors graduated to Indiana University. In 1962, he received his bachelor’s degree in history and physical education from Eastern Kentucky University. In 2006, he received his doctorate from the local university.

Family Details

  • Father – Carl Yeary
  • Mother – Alice Yeary
  • Siblings – Bill Yeary (Brother)

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Lee Majors has dated –

  • Kathy Robinson (1961–1964) – In 1961, Lee  got married to Kathy Robinson and got divorced in 1964. The couple has a son namely, Lee Majors Jr.
  • Farrah Fawcett (1973–1982)  In 1973, Majors married Farrah Fawcett and in 1982, got divorced.
  • Karen Velez (1988–1994) – In 1988, Lee married Playboy model, Karen Velez and in 1994, later got divorced.

  • Faith Noelle Cross (2002–Present) – In 2002, Majors married actress and model, Faith Cross. The couple had a daughter namely, Nikki, and twin sons, Dane and Trey.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 6 feet 0 inches
  • In centimeters – 183 cm
  • In meters – 1.83 m


  • In Kilograms – 85 kg
  • In Pounds – 187 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

He wears a size 11.5 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Lee became known for portraying the characters of Heath Barkley in the American television Western series, The Big Valley (1965–1969), as well as in Colonel Steve Austin and as well as in Colt Seavers in the American television action series, The Fall Guy (1981–1986).

Film Debut

In 1964, Majors had her first film onscreen role in the movie Strait-Jacket as Frank Harbin.

Television Debut

In 1965, Lee landed his first role in television by appearing as Dave Lukens in the series, Gunsmoke.

Lee Majors Net worth

Lee Majors has an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars as of 2023.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Lee Majors

  • Majors was born in Wyandotte, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. His parents, Carl and Alice Yeary, were both killed in separate accidents.
  • At the age of two, Majors was adopted by his uncle and aunt, Harvey and Mildred Yeary, and he moved with them to Middlesboro, Kentucky.
  • He participated in track and football at Middlesboro High School. He played in his first football game the following year, but suffered a severe back injury which left him paralyzed for two weeks and ruined his college athletic career.
  • In 1964, Majors appeared in his first, although uncredited, role in the horror film, Strait-Jacket.
  • In 1965, his big break came when he was cast to play a role in the hit ABC western series, The Big Valley. He portrayed the role of Heath Barkley in the show. Meanwhile, he also appeared in the 1967 Charlton Heston film, Will Penny.
  • He also played supporting roles in films like Trojan War (1997), Out Cold (2001), Big Fat Liar (2002), and The Brothers Solomon (2007).
  • In 2001, Lee won the Golden Boot Award, Moxie! Award for Best Actor for Here. He also won TV Land Award for Superest Super Hero for The Six Million Dollar Man.
  • In 2007, Majors also played the role of Grandpa Max in Ben 10: Race Against Time.


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